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As you already know, many federal and contractual jobs based in the Fort Meade region and surrounding areas of Maryland will require a security clearance. The Fort Meade Alliance is working with government agencies and contractors to help support the need for education in this area.

The Fort Meade Alliance, with the support of Anne Arundel Community College, has received a Workforce ONE Maryland Grant from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation to help educate middle and high school students as to how the choices they make as students can affect their eligibility for many of the jobs requiring security clearances that are coming to Maryland as the result of the economic growth in the Baltimore Washington Region, much of that growth associated with the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.

Project SCOPE (Security Clearance Overview and Preparation Education) has been developed to provide introductory and interactive learning tools about security clearances to students in the 7th to 12th grades, as well as to their parents, teachers, mentors and guidance counselors.

How you can help?

Many teens make mistakes in their youth that can disqualify them from obtaining a security clearance as an adult. The Fort Meade Alliance is developing a Speakers Bureau to stimulate the interest of youth in BRAC/STEM jobs, as well as to insure all students are aware of the many industries that may require clearances for various jobs throughout the region. This information will be made available, through the Project SCOPE website, to Educators as a means of identifying speakers that are willing to give a 15-minute presentation to share their knowledge and expertise with the students in their school.

Your participation is an integral part in educating students in both middle and high schools as to the importance of good decision making and how it will affect their future careers. Your participation is one of the keys to making this program such a success that one day it may be used as a model for other school systems around the country. Just think, you can help shape the lives of our teens by providing just fifteen minutes of your time.

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